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Charity set up in memory of Winchester student continues good work
5:21pm Tuesday 5th March 2013 in Winchester
Martin Harris, Emilie's father, cycled from Winchester to Oxford to raise money for the education of children in poorer countries
A CHARITY set up in memory of a Winchester student is continuing its work.
Emilies Charities was started in 2005 after the death of Emilie Harris, a former pupil of St Swithun’s School, killed in a road collision in Oxford in May 2004.
Since 2005 the charity has raised an impressive £130,000 for the education of children in poorer countries and supporting children in homes in Bolivia, Peru, Nepal, Mali and Malawi.
Emilie had worked in a Bolivian orphanage in her gap year.
As always he wore a pair of trousers that Emilie had bought in Bolivia.
He said: “I always do the ride on my own - nobody else can cycle as slowly as I do and keep a bike upright. I’ve done the ride every year since 2005. The plan is to continue to do it as long as the legs respond!”
Martin hopes to raise £10,000 from this year’s ride, a similar amount to last year.